Weekly Update – March 4, 2019
How would you like to learn how to lobby state lawmakers from a trained expert? Or would you rather just enjoy a slice of pizza and some conversation with your fellow Indivisible members? Even better – you can do both at the same time!
Next Wednesday, March 13th, at 6:30, we’re having our Pizza and Politics event. Come on down to Mountain Mike’s at 7465 Rush River Drive. You’ll be glad you did. We are thrilled to welcome Jiggy Athilingam, Indivisible’s Director of State Policy and leader of California State Strong, who will be teaching us how to lobby state lawmakers so they can pass laws to make California a more just and equitable place. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of Indivisible’s national experts, so please don’t pass it up.
Postcards for Pennsylvania
Next week is a busy week as we also have a great event on Tuesday evening. We’re writing postcards in support of SwingLeft for a special election in the Pennsylvania state Senate. Control of state legislatures is crucial, as they determine the boundaries for Congressional districts and pass state policies that affect millions of peoples’ lives. You can help by writing postcards on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 at First United Methodist Church downtown at the corner of 21st and J Streets.
Press Conference for AB392
You’ve probably heard by now about the events of this weekend. After the District Attorney Schubert refused to file charges against the officers who shot Stephon Clark, police arrested dozens at a protest in East Sacramento, including journalists and clergy members. Sacramento ACT – an organization of local religious leaders committed to fighting for justice – is holding a press conference Thursday at 10:00 to call on lawmakers to support AB392, which would raise the standard for officers to use deadly force. The press conference will be followed by a procession to the Capitol. It starts at 10:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street.
Fast Track to Carbon Zero
Another date you need to mark on your calendar is April 13th. Climate advocacy group 350 Sacramento is hosting a community forum on climate change entitled “Fast Track to Carbon Zero.” It’s being held at the Performing Arts Center at Sacramento City College(3835 Freeport Blvd) from 9:00 until 4:00. You can register for the forum online at 350 Sacramento’s website.
Our monthly meetings occur on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Sierra2 Center (2791 24th Street), room 10. Speaker TBA: We have had to reschedule Sasha Abramsky.